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August 22, 2014

FREE Parent Workshop – Infant Massage

An Evening with Ashley Glasser, MS, OTR/L
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm

Please  join us for an informative night with our occupational therapist, Ashley Glasser, about the basic fundamentals of infant massage.  This includes the history of infant massage, the importance of touch to babies, and the overall benefits of the Infant Massage USA approach. There will be opportunity for questions and answers following the seminar. She will have information on how to register for the five week course that will be-gin in October. We hope to see you there to take advantage of this wonderful new service at Spectrum Pediatrics!

 

This event is FREE! To RSVP please email tracy@spectrumpediatrics.com or call 703-299-0051.

Click HERE to see more details about the upcoming presentation!  We hope to see you there!

 

July 31, 2014

FREE Screenings for Speech & Occupational Therapy!

Spectrum Pediatrics will be offering FREE speech-language and occupational therapy screenings during the week of August 18-22, 2014!  Sign up today!

Click HERE for more information!

Speech Screenings:

Does your child have difficulty with: language (communication/ vocabulary), speech (articulation), hearing, stuttering, voice, social skills, tongue thrusting, swallowing or feeding?

Occupational Therapy Screenings:

Are you concerned about: your child’s play skills, sensitivity to different types of clothing, aggressive behavior, always being “on the go”, poor attention span, handwriting, coordination, dressing, bathing, utensil usage, tight neck musles, frustration with manipulating small objects or following people or objects with their eyes?

If you answered YES, then please call (703-299-0051) or email (lindsay@spectrumpediatrics.com) for a FREE 30 minute screening! We can help identify areas of concern and the need for a possible speech or occupational therapy evaluation.

 

 

 

June 26, 2014

Welcome to our newest SLP, Ashley Dowler!

A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Speech-Language Pathologist, Ashley Dowler, MS, CCC-SLP

ashley dowler spectrum pediatrics slpSpectrum Pediatrics is happy to announce the addition of Ashley Dowler to our team.  Ashley is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Harding University. Ashley has worked with children in early intervention, daycares, preschools, and clinics. She also spent three summers living in Zambia, Africa, working on communication, literacy, and feeding skills with young children. She continues to support education and advocacy efforts for children with special needs in Zambia. She is passionate about continuing education and enjoys opportunities to learn as much as possible to help the children and families she serves.  A big, big welcome to you, Ashley!  We are thrilled to have you at Spectrum Pediatrics!

 

June 9, 2014

FREE Parent Workshop – Infant Massage

An Evening with Ashley Glasser, MS, OTR/L
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm

Please join us for an informative night with our occupational therapist, Ashley Glasser, about the basic fundamentals of infant massage. This includes the history of infant massage, the importance of touch to babies, and the overall benefits of the Infant Massage USA approach. Ashley will also be looking for some families that would be interested in participating in FREE infant massage classes. She will explain how to get selected and the structure of those sessions during her presentation. There will be opportunity for questions and answers following the seminar. We hope to see you there to take advantage of this wonderful new service at Spectrum Pediatrics!

This event is FREE! To RSVP please email tracy@spectrumpediatrics.com or call 703-299-0051.

Click HERE to see more details about the upcoming presentation!  We hope to see you there!

 

May 15, 2014

Second Annual Spectrum Pediatrics Family Picnic

Angel Park, 201 West Taylor Run Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22314
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 3:00-5:00pm

Spectrum Pediatrics invites you to join us for some family fun at our second annual Family Picnic! All are welcome to participate in the festivities. Please bring a picnic lunch for your family. Fruit and beverages will be provided. There will be activities to enjoy as you mingle with our specialists and other Spectrum Pediatrics families. We hope to see you there!

This event is FREE! To RSVP please email tracy@spectrumpediatrics.com or call 703-299-0051.  Please let us know how many adults and children will be attending.

Click HERE to see more details about the upcoming picnic!  We hope to see you there!

 

May 7, 2014

FREE Parent Workshop – Toddler Talk: Information About Your Child’s Language Development

An Evening with Lauren Civiello, MS, CCC-SLP
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm

Please join us for an informative night with Spectrum Pediatrics’ speech-language pathologist, Lauren Civiello, as she provides information on the basics of language development. Lauren will address appropriate speech milestones from birth to school age, including articulation, listening skills, sentence structure and length and stuttering. A specific emphasis will be placed on the toddler years from age one to four. Lauren will also share some general strategies for parents to apply in the home to encourage listening and speaking skills. A portion of the presentation will also address speech evaluations and the components of a language assessment. A question and answer period will also be included to target your specific questions about language development to your child. We hope to see you there for this informative presentation!

This event is FREE! To RSVP please email tracy@spectrumpediatrics.com or call 703-299-0051.

Click HERE to see more details about the upcoming presentation!  We hope to see you there!

 

May 2, 2014

Summer 2014 Therapeutic Playgroups are here!


July 7 – August 15, 2014

Spectrum Pediatrics therapeutic playgroups offer children the opportunity to work on therapy goals in a fun environment with their peers.  This summer we are offering the following groups:

Playful Pandas (5 and younger): Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am

Moving Monkeys (5 and older): Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm

Chatty Chimps (5 and younger): Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm

Reading & Writing Warriors (Kindergarten and older): Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm

Toddler Talk (3 and younger): Fridays: 9:30am-10:30am

Click HERE to see more details about each group!  We hope to help your child have fun and learn this summer!

Click HERE for the REGISTRATION FORM!

 

January 27, 2014

FREE Parent Workshop – Sensory Processing Explained

An Evening with Ashley Glasser, OTR/L
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30-8:30pm

Ashley Glasser

How do our senses help us learn? What implications do sensory issues have for interacting successfully with those around us and our environment? Please join us for an informative night with Spectrum Pediatrics’ occupational therapist, Ashley Glasser, MS, OTR/L, as she provides information on the basics of Sensory Integration and what happens when Sensory Integration is not successful, also known as Sensory Processing Disorder. She will also provide more in-depth information regarding sensory modulation disorders (a subtype of Sensory Processing Disorder), including over-responding, under-responding, and sensory seeking behaviors. Sensory diets will be defined, and examples of activities for the diet will be shared. A question-and-answer period will also be included in the workshop to target each parent’s questions regarding their own child’s needs. We are excited to see you for our first Parent Workshop in 2014!!

This event is FREE! To RSVP please email tracy@spectrumpediatrics.com or call 703-299-0051.

Click HERE to see more details about the upcoming presentation!  We hope to see you there!

 

October 24, 2013

FREE Parent Workshop – PROMPT Therapy: What is It & How Can It Help My Child?

An Evening with Tracy Huppert Magee, MEd, CCC-SLP
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm

Please join us for an informative night with Spectrum Pediatrics’ speech language pathologist, Tracy Huppert Magee, as she provides information on the basics of the PROMPT program and how it benefits a variety of children with specific speech and language disorders. PROMPT Therapy is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. This speech language therapy technique is unique in its multi- faceted approach to aid clients in their ability to produce sounds, words, and phrases. Tracy will demonstrate the specialized tactile cues for participants. A question and answer portion will also be included in the presentation to target your specific questions about the approach and your child. We hope to see you there for this educational presentation!

This event is FREE! To RSVP please email tracy@spectrumpediatrics.com or call 703-299-0051.

Click HERE to see more details about the upcoming presentation!  We hope to see you there!

 

September 17, 2013

Parent Workshop – AAC: What is It & How Can It Help My Child?

An Evening with Brianna Craite, M.S., CF- SLP
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm

 

Please join us for an informative night with Spectrum Pediatrics’ speech-language pathologist, Brianna Craite, as she provides information on the basics of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Brianna will help define AAC and explore the many options available, including pictures and communication devices. She will also outline the many ways these tools can help your child interact with those around them. A portion of the presentation will focus specifically on iPad/iPhone applications that may facilitate your child’s communication skills. Families are encouraged but not required to bring their own technology devices for hands-on demonstrations.

This event is FREE! To RSVP please email tracy@spectrumpediatrics.com or call 703-299-0051.

Click HERE to see more details about the upcoming presentation!  We hope to see you there!